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Education & Development
Janet Seden explores the importance of understanding children’s spiritual and religious needs.
Why has Tolkien's fantasy language had a greater impact than those who attempted to engineer a universal language?
History & The Arts
Author, Neil Gaiman, discusses how P.L. Travers (author of Mary Poppins) and Enid Blyton were both a catalyst for his love of fantasy fiction.
Inspired by the likes of J K Rowling or are you totally bewitched by witches and mythical creatures? Take this speedy quiz to find out what your perfect fantasy world is like.
TV, Radio & Events
Andrew Marr deconstructs detective fiction, fantasy epics and spy novels - the books we really read. He unpicks their conventions to show how these books keep us turning the page in our latest OU co-production with BBC Four.
Dr Dena Attar explores why children's stories are often filled with magical creatures.
Health, Sports & Psychology
A parody of a Midsummer Night's Dream set in the Kingdom of Lancre - but what do you make of Terry Pratchett's work?
Gill Stoker considers to what extent Shakespeare would be at home in our contemporary world.
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